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Work Table, night stand, Croome, Boston, c1845-51, Rococo, Brazilian rosewood

Circa 1850 Rococo work table, nightstand, sofa stand, sewing table, Brazilian rosewood (bookmatched top and case), stencil mark in drawer- “Croome, Hixon & Co / Makers / Boston”, serpentine skirt on all four sides, lift-top with Classical bead molding, fitted interior, skirt drawer, high quality double spiral columns and stretcher, tall turned finials on scrolled sabre legs, solid walnut secondary wood, solid rosewood turnings and finials. Brand - Croome.
Double spiral turnings are very often seen on Gothic and Elizabethan styles and are often attributed to J&JW Meeks and A Roux of New York City.

27.5"h, 23.25"w, 15.25"d
Condition – excellent finish, solid, missing approx. 6” of lower case molding, original tattered blue silk sunburst-pleated lid insert.       1396

- Croome, Hixon & Co, Boston, MA (1845-51), Partnership of George Croome and Wm M Hixon, 166 Washington St, Boston, MA.
- A Gothic rosewood chair, Boston maker, with same spiral turnings is in collection of H Fairbanks & T Burton. Chair shows identical half turnings on chair back as the full turnings on this stand and also similar/related finials. Shown at Massachusetts Historical Society “The Cabinetmaker & Carver” exhibit (2013-14) as part of Four Centuries of Massachusetts Furniture consortium (incl Museum of Fine Arts, Boston).
- A great stand with serpentine case to correspond with a JH Belter laminated bed.

- Related info
George Croome was active in Boston, MA 1845-c1880. Geo Croome & Co (1861-74, 304 Washington St)
1849 Boston Directory / The City Record / Citizens, Trades, Professions, Etc / July 1849 to July 1850 …
Pg107 – “Croome (George), Hixon (Wm M.), & Co. (Wm Brigham), upholsterers, 166 Wash’gton, house 103 Pleasant” / “Croome George, cabinet maker, h. 103 Pleasant”. (1851-“178 Washington”)

Work Table, night stand, Croome, Boston, c1845-51, Rococo, Brazilian rosewood

SKU: 1396
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